Accused of Credit Card Fraud?
Enlist Defense from a Chesapeake Theft Crime Lawyer
Identity theft and credit card fraud are becoming more and more prevalent.
If you have been accused, you need an attorney to protect your rights
and fight tirelessly to protect your rights. Choosing an attorney is an
important decision to have to make, but it is also essential to fighting
Credit card fraud may be charged as a form of a
theft crime, with the possibility of a federal offense. Prosecutors work hard to secure
convictions and do not take an accusation lightly. Because we at J. Bouchard
Law, have experienced on both state and federal courts, we are confident
in our ability to take your case to trial before any judge to obtain a
What Are the Penalties I Could Face?
Because this crime is considered a theft crime, the offense may also be
classified as a Grand Larceny charge, because another person’s credit
card info was stolen. Credit card fraud is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor
if the amounts that were stolen are less than $200. Above that, it is
considered a class 6 felony charge.
The penalties for credit card fraud could include:
Misdemeanor (less than $200):
- Up to 12 months in jail
- Fine of $2, 5000
Felony (over $200):
- State prison sentence from 1 to 5 years
- Up to 12 months in jail
- Fine of up to $2, 500
If you believe that you were authorized to use a credit card and you were
arrested, it is imperative that you retain counsel from a Chesapeake theft
crime attorney right away. Prosecutors have the burden of proving several
elements to credit card fraud. Their arguments must prove that you intended
to take the credit card from another, goods were purchased with the intention
of using the stolen credit card, and that the card was, in fact, taken
illegally. You do have rights, though, and you must protect those rights
if you believe you were falsely accused or that you had no intention of
Do Not Hesitate to Contact Us!
We understand that you may be feeling disheartened because you are facing
criminal charge. Trust that J. Bouchard Law is here to fight your charges
and take on your case from beginning to end. Because our defense team
is more than well-equipped to challenge credit card fraud charges, as
well as other crimes on the
federal court level, we are dedicated to protecting your reputation.
When you need aggressive defense, there is only one firm you should turn to.
Call us now for a
free case evaluation* so that we can begin building your defense!
*Free consultations are for criminal cases only.